School Administrators of Iowa Director of Cohesive Leadership System Development
Troyce Fisher is the director of cohesive leadership system development at the School Administrators of Iowa. Prior to serving in this capacity she was the executive director of the School Administrators of Iowa, a clinical professor in Iowa State University’s educational administration program, a consultant and then administrator in one of Iowa’s intermediate service agencies, and began her career in education as a high school social studies teacher. This is her 40th year in education.
She received her undergraduate and masters’ degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and her specialist and doctorate degrees from Drake University. Her professional areas of interest include change leadership and innovation, systems thinking, and the impact of culture on system improvement.
Dr. Fisher is a past recipient of the Iowa Administrator of the Year award from the Iowa Counseling Association, the central office administrator of the year award from the School Administrators of Iowa and the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character award from the Institute for Character Development. She recently authored an article in the Journal of Staff Development (April/May 2010) entitled “Developing School Leaders Means Addressing All Parts of the System.” The work to create a cohesive leadership system in Iowa was cited by the RAND Corporation’s independent evaluation as one of the three best in the country.